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Graphic novels from Parsons School of Design undergraduate Lab 2, spring term 2007, taught by Julia Gorton and Madeline Schwartzman

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: PC-02-16-01


The collection consists of thirty-three graphic novels written and illustrated by undergraduate students enrolled in Julia Gorton and Madeline Schwartzman's Spring 2007 Parsons School of Design Lab course.


  • 2007



0.5 Cubic Feet (33 novels)

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

Collection consists of: 1. The Model Who Disappeared by Parima Sukosi -- 2. Just Keep Walking by Tink Wong -- 3. The Dreamer by Brian Lynch -- 4. [Untitled] by Bari Schwartz -- 5. Delusion by Gaby Arruda -- 6. Hat Princess and Don Juan : Fairy Tale by Jae [Choi] -- 7. [Untitled (postcards)] by Chris Yip -- 8. Psyche by Cynthia Lo -- 9. Living on the Edgy by Adrienne Nussey -- 10. Belou Stationary Set (for writing sad letters) by Kate Jorgenson -- 11. [Untitled] by Melic Tatari -- 12. The Stories of Three Men by Ana Carrie Fisher -- 13. Sleepless by Christopher O'Connell -- 14. Contemporary Creatures by Jessica Ng -- 15. Mama Maya by Sierra Sims -- 16. The Journey to the Other Side by Kimberly Summer -- 17. School by by Amanda B.H. -- 18. These Days Happen : Warning by Brianna Fano -- 19. Tasty Banana by Lauren Tillett -- 20. Notes by Karen Tinney -- 21. I've Got a Plan by Grace Lee -- 22. The Story of the 12th Floor Ghost by Benjamin Caroba -- 23. Randy Robot by Sean Cabezas -- 24. A Parsons Love Story by Vicky Choi -- 25. Bombshell's Diary by Mina Park -- 26. The Way to Success by Dilys Poon -- 27. She Is Emily by Minah Ha -- 28. Magical Sewing Machine! by Juwan Lim -- 29. This Is the Tale of the Librain [i.e. librarian] by Lauren Garroni -- 30. This Is Not to Be Looked at by Willie Traeger -- 31. Three Days by Mandissa Whittington -- 32. The Worst Roommate in Parsons by Seo Hyeon Lee -- 33. There's a Killer at Parsons by Christine Scheibner.

Many of the short narratives are set in and around the Parsons School of Design campus.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

In accordance with The New School's Intellectual Property Rights Policy, copyright is held by each work's respective author. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the user.

Historical note

First-year undergraduate Parsons School of Design students created the graphic novels in this collection as one of their projects (or "deliverables") for the course, Laboratory 2, in two sections co-taught by Julia Gorton and Madeline Schwartzman. Laboratory 2 was a continuation of Laboratory 1, which students took in their first semester at Parsons. One of the stated goals of Laboratory 2 was to immerse students in "contemporary art and design practices and culture," with a focus on user-centered design, according to the syllabus. Parsons offered approximately 24 sections of this course (PUFN 1510) during the Spring 2007 semester, all co-taught.

Laboratory classes were situated under the Department of Core Studies, Foundation Program, and taught by faculty working across multiple art and design disciplines. Parsons School of Design first implemented the Foundation Program, or Foundation Year, in 1972, shortly after affiliating with The New School and being granted the ability to award bachelor's degrees. The Foundation Year curriculum ended with the Spring 2013 semester. It was replaced with the first-year required course, Integrated Seminar and Studio.

Custodial History

These items were formerly part of Special Collections in the Adam and Sophie Gimbel Art and Design Library of Parsons School of Design and cataloged as a discrete collection. According to Julia Gorton, a librarian purchased the graphic novels from the student creators during a "pop-up shop" and later exhibited them in Gimbel Library in Fall 2007.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the New School Archives and Special Collections from Adam and Sophie Gimbel Art and Design Library of Parsons School of Design, 2012.

Related Materials

The syllabus for the Lab course in which these graphic novels were created will be found in the Parsons School of Design syllabi collection (PC.01.05.01), under Foundation Program, Department of Core Studies.

Processing Information

Description derived from library catalog record created for original collection. Title from item and/or checklist. Supplemental description added by New School Archives staff.

Graphic novels from Parsons undergraduate Lab 2, spring term 2007, taught by Julia Gorton and Madeline Schwartzman
The New School Archives and Special Collections Staff
June 7, 2022
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